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buffalo689

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06-04-2010 10:13 PM

I got 5 sharp pencils laying around here somewhere %@#!! %!

-- bill


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#1 posted 06-04-2010 10:17 PM

Hmmmm…....Look in the last place, that’s where it always is.

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 10:51 PM

Look behind you ear LOL

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 11:10 PM

Bill – Next time you open or use a can that is of decent size, wash it out and fill it with pens and pencils and keep it on your workbench. Holds all kinds of things that are small, like tweezers (split the edge of the can with tweezer, one blade in, one blade out side of can, holds them great.) Can can hold sharpies, forceps, great collection place for those things. – Dan

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 06-04-2010 11:14 PM

Has anyone seen my coffee can full of pencils?

I seem to spend a greater and greater amount of time looking for something that I just had in my hand a few minutes ago.

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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buffalo689

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#5 posted 06-04-2010 11:15 PM

I’ve got the can, what do i do with all the other stuff i set down and lose , I lost my glasses once, they were on top of my head..!

-- bill

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#6 posted 06-04-2010 11:39 PM

In the Immortal Words of Mothers and Wives everywhere, “They’re right where you left them!!” LOL

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#7 posted 06-04-2010 11:48 PM

Oh, i have an electric pencil sharpener, and two boxes of pencils around at all time. I still find myself going back to the cups looking for another. I think though that you hit a saturation level. I have probably left a pencil in most places one can, so everywhere I go, there should be one waiting for me.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#8 posted 06-05-2010 08:09 AM

like Jim, it’s behind my ear

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#9 posted 06-05-2010 01:16 PM

Heck just go to one of the dollar stores thats on that commerical and pay $2.00 for a new one LOL

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#10 posted 06-05-2010 01:35 PM

No, look in you table saw fence track! That’s where mine always seem to be!

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#11 posted 06-05-2010 02:10 PM

I follow the same plan as Chase. My problem is I come in from the shop with a pencil behind my ear and leave it in the house. My pencils are migrating to the cup in the house.

I recently bought a cheap 8 pocket apron and have found it very useful in keeping track of the pencil, tape and square that want to hide everytime I am in the middle of a project.

-- Doubt kills more dreams than failure.

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#12 posted 06-05-2010 02:20 PM

I have pencils, tape measures, and straight edges that are constantly hiding from me. Sneaky little devils.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#13 posted 06-05-2010 02:46 PM

It takes twenty tape measures, five tri squares and a thousand pencils for me to make it through a project.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#14 posted 06-05-2010 07:05 PM

I learned long ago that returning things to the proper place was way faster than constantly looking for them.
I have just now begun to replace the very short 4 or 5 pencils in my 5 year old shop. I never lost one of them.

I typically know where my tape measure is too.

And yes, I know I’m weird!!!!!!

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#15 posted 06-06-2010 10:45 PM

Momma always said, “A place for everything, and everything in it’s place.” But since “stupid is as stupid does”, I am always looking for a pencil, too. Hey Kent, can you rub some of your weirdness off on me? Help.

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